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Hiking

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When going hiking, you want to make sure you have the essentials.  Each adult and older scout should have the “10 Essentials” while Cub Scouts should carry their own “6 Essentials”.  You want to make sure you have proper communication, adult supervision, a clear idea of your hiking terrain and obstacles, as well as emergency plans.  Proper sun protection, water, and footwear is a MUST.

For Hiking Ideas: see Hiking Section

For Backpacking: see Camping Section

 

Cub Scout “6” Essentials:

  1. Trail Mix / Snack
  2. Water Bottle (filled)
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Flashlight
  5. Whistle
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. + HAT (Bonus Item)

 

Blazer Scouts (1988) – 10 Essentials

“Mother Can Cook Fantastic Casseroles From Meat And Potatoes Period.” – Brother Mark Wright – Troop 1180 – Anaheim Hills, CA

  1. Map
  2. Compass
  3. Clothes (extra)
  4. Food (extra)
  5. Canteen (Water)
  6. Flashlight
  7. Matches
  8. APP & T (All Purpose Paper & Trowell AKA Toilet Paper)
  9. Pocket Knife
  10. Poncho

 

Current Essentials (BSA Current)

  1. Map & Compass
  2. Matches & lighter
  3. Tarp/temp shelter
  4. Whistle/signal mirror
  5. Food & Water
  6. Extra Clothing/ sunglasses/cap
  7. Headlamp or flashlight
  8. Fire Starter
  9. First Aid Kit/sunscreen
  10. Knife or Leatherman